Tag: American music

The Brooklyn Almanac: Gimme That Old Time Presbyterian Blues: Don Reid and The Statler Brothers

The deeper meaning in the Presbyterian Blues, at least in Don Reid’s case, seems to be that however bounteous this life and heavenly home the Lord provides, there is always the memory of that one woman to torture the pure heart.

The Brooklyn Almanac: Gimme That Old Time Presbyterian Blues: Don Reid and The Statler Brothers

Why did I buy fifty Statler Brothers cassette tapes on eBay? It was about six months into the quarantine, and our Brooklyn apartment was doing double duty as a high school for our two kids, and as offices for Laura and myself. In order to block the noise, we all listened to music on headphones when we weren’t on zoom calls, and the Statler Brothers country-pop and gospel mix would be good noise-baffling material, and listening to them on cassette wouldn’t take up any of our wi-fi capacity.